Fibromyalgia Massage ...
and it's benefits for your pain!

Fibromyalgia massage helps patients naturally deal with the pain and symptoms associated with this disease.

If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia or if you know someone who has, you know the intense pain it can cause. But, specialized massage techniques are proving to greatly decrease pain and muscle tension.

Learning how to give a massage to help with the pain, might also help to lower the stress and anxiety symptoms as well.

About Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a severe pain in the muscles and fibrous connective tissues (tendons and ligaments). It has been associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or CFS.

What are the symptoms?

Pain is the primary symptom. Many people also experience chronic fatigue. Some people have aching in the joints, head and feet. Fibromyalgia has been associated with 18 primary pain areas of the body in most patients.

Those areas include:

  • 6 Trigger point areas in neck and shoulders
  • Front of arm pit
  • Area just above the elbow
  • Top of the front of each leg (groin area)
  • 2 Trigger points in low back
  • Inside area of the knees
  • Hips
  • Inside area of ankles
What will relieve the pain?

1) Self-massage - Massage the areas listed above for about 2-3 minutes in each area. Try to do this 2-3 times per week.

2) Find a massage therapist who has specialized training in this massage and visit them at least once ever two weeks.

3) Use some peppermint essential oil on the folded edge of a warm, wet washcloth and place the cloth over your eyes, with the side that has the peppermint actually on the edge of the nose. Take 10-12 very deep breaths.

4) Drink 6-8 glasses of water per day.

5) Maintain a healthy weight

6) Limit stress

7) Communicate with your doctor and have regular blood work

8) Get massage therapy, learn self massage techniques, or ask a family member to learn how to give a massage to ease pain in primary areas of discomfort

This Massage for Fibromyalgia DVD contains step-by-step instructions on how to massage a person with fibromyalgia, as well as informative details about the health benefits for the patient/client.

This is a clip of that DVD:

Benefits of Fibromyalgia Massage

Massage is great to help loosen muscles that are chronically tight, tender and sensitive. It helps to calm nerves and release stress.

By working the 18 major pain points for Fibromyalgia, massage therapy allows the muscles and connective tissue in the body to truly relax and release some of the inflammation associated with this disease.

Other Resources

Read more about research and support groups at National Fibromyalgia Association

With massage training, you will learn to identify the eighteen primary pain points that are typically used to diagnosis this disorder, as well as Fibromyalgia massage techniques for reducing sleep issues, pain and headaches.

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